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ReScape WELO Reporting Community Workshop
Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
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ReScape WELO Reporting Community Workshop
May 25, 2021: 5pm – 8pm

ReScape is partnering with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to host five three-hour community workshops. Under regulations adopted in 2015, cities and counties are to report to the state each year on their landscape permitting activities that are in compliance with Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO).

 These reports include much vital information for evaluating the success of local permit programs, including the number of permits issued, the efficiency requirements that apply, the square footage of new irrigated landscapes, and local procedures for inspection and enforcement.  Data is submitted on a simple report form provided by the Department of Water Resources (DWR). 

Join ReScape for this innovative and stimulating workshop. We value the dialogue that occurs in our learning spaces when we receive and share dynamic information and tools to change the way we protect our watersheds, save water and address systemic issues. ReScape’s WELO Reporting Community Workshop goal is to lead the charge in research and provision of cutting-edge, whole systems technologies and information that makes the meaningful change that is urgently needed.

Who should attend ReScape’s WELO Reporting Community Workshop:
  • Local advocates who can partner with their local governments to meet or exceed the state’s minimum WELO reporting requirements.
  • Water Rights Advocacy Nonprofits and Associations - Ocean, Bay, River, Lake and Stormwater
  • Climate Change Organizations
  • Environmental Protection and Justice Organizations
  • Neighborhood Groups and Associations
  • Master Gardeners, Nurseries, and Native Plant Society
  • Wildlife and Biodiversity Support Organizations
  • Affordable Housing Organizations
  • Homeowner and Renter Associations
  • College and University Students – Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Environmental Studies and Law, City Planning, Ethnic Studies, Community Development

 ReScape’s WELO Reporting Community Workshop includes:

  • Download and review of your city’s Annual MWELO Implementation Report.
  • Breakout groups and panel discussion to identify actionable next steps to engage your city or county department to make informed calls for change.
  • Tools to implement immediate next action steps to create and manage a comprehensive WELO reporting program in your region
  • Introduction and opportunity to build relationships with like-minded water and environmental advocates